Posts tagged with "Stephen King"
11.22.63 S01E04 “The Eyes Of Texas” REVIEW
Airing in UK on FOX, Sundays, 9pm
Writers: Bridget Carpenter, Brigette Hales and Quinton Peebles, based on novel by Stephen King
Director: Frederick EO Toye
Essential Plot Poins:
It’s now 3.25.63.
Oswald is timing himself stripping his rifle on the living room table.
George is still regularly visiting Oswald’s house.
Bill has growing feelings for Marina.
Jake almost spills beans...
Many social commentators have pointed out how mobile phones are turning us into zombies as we all wander around texting, social networking or playing games, oblivious to the world around us. Lord knows whether any of that social commentary makes it into this latest Stephen King adaptation, The Cell, though… it looks like The Walking Dead with a slightly different cause to the outbreak.
And will it be renamed “Mobile” for the UK?
11.22.63 S01E03 “Other Voices, Other Rooms” REVIEW
Airing in UK on: FOX, Sunday, 9pm
Writers: Bridget Carpenter, Brian Nelson, based on novel by Stephen King
Director: James Strong
Essential Plot Points:
The episode starts in 1960
Jake tells Bill (bartender) he’s there to stop Kennedy from being assassinated and that he’s from 2016. Jake, amazingly, believes him and wants to help.
Bill begs Jake to let him join his mission...
11.22.63 S01E02 “The Killing Floor” review
Airing in UK on FOX, Sundays, 9pm
Writers: Bridget Carpenter, Quinton Peeples, based on novel by Stephen King
Director: Frederic OE Toye)
Essential Plot Points
The episode opens with an unsettling scene of young Harry being bullied by other children.
Jake stays in a new boarding house in Harry’s home town. He’s here looking for Harry’s father, Frank.
Jake meets Frank at the local bar...
FOX has announced 11.22.63, the time travel mini-series based on the excellent Stephen King novel about a man trying to prevent the assassination of JFK, will debut in the UK on FOX UK on Sunday 10 April. Here’s the US trailer…
The epic new nine-hour event series has been produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros Television. Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland, State Of Play) directs and serves...
The new trailer for the JJ Abrams-produced TV mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel fable 11.22.63 gives a much better idea of what the story’s all about for people who haven’t read the book (which is one of King’s best in recent years). It also shows that visually, the series is going for a ’6os-squared look, the kinds of idealised early part of the decade that the ad men in Mad Men couldn’t have created with more rose-tinted...
Here’s the clever new trailer for the upcoming Hulu mini-series based on Stephen King’s best novel of the past few years, 22.11.63. We say clever because it uses a simple technique – running footage backwards – to very good effect. The series is all about time travel, y’see. In essence it’s that old SF chestnut: if you could travel back in time to prevent a tragedy – in this case, the assassination of President John F Kennedy – would...
The idea of travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of president John F Kennedy was hardly a new one by the time Stephen King published 11.22.63 back in 2011 – it had been the stuff of countless pulp novels, comic book storylines and episodic TV episodes (Quantum Leap did its own memorable version). Yet somehow, King managed to turn this genre cliché into one of his most compelling novels in years.
One of the reasons was the number...
Matthew McConaughey is in serious negotiations to play the Man In Black in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. He’s the nemesis of the book’s protagonist, Roland Deschain, aka the Gunslinger who gives his name to the first book in the series, who tries to prevent him ever making it to the fabled Dark Tower.
McConaughey in True Detective
The news of McConaughey’s possible involvement was broken by both The Hollywood...
Frank Darabont’s The Mist (2007)
Dimension Television (Scream The Series) has announced that it’s bringing The Mist to the small screen. The show will be based on the classic Stephen King novella and the film by Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption). Stephen King has given his blessing to the project, which will be developed and written by Christian Torpe, who was behind the Danish success RITA which is now in its...